Filed Under Trees

Horse Chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum

Although its origins lie in Asia, the Horse Chestnut was introduced to America from Europe in the 18th century. Today, it is widely used as a shade tree both here and abroad. Perfect for open areas, the Horse Chestnut has found homes in such famous gardens as Versailles and Schwetzingen. White flowers can be enjoyed while relaxing in its shade during mid- to later May.


Illustration of Horse Chestnut Source: Creator: Illustration courtesy City of Urbana
Horse Chestnut Creator: Crystal Sheu Date: September 30th, 2015


508 W. Michigan | Located on the east side of parkway


Mike Brunk, “Horse Chestnut,” ExploreCU, accessed June 30, 2022,